What a whirlwind the past week has been! I got back from my vacation Saturday morning around 8:30, after flying all night and early morning. I am definitely still feeling some fatigue and jet lag. Now, I am currently in recovery mode from daily Mai tai cocktails, sun, salt water, eating out and so forth. I already miss the sun and warmer temperatures, but it’s good to be home with my cats, my own bed and my kitchen and food. Great vacations have to come to an end sometime!
Oh, on another note, I got engaged! Jesse proposed to me early Thursday evening. We were out alone on a pier, watching some crabs crawl on the rocks, when he popped the question. I was so touched that I fell into his lap (he was on one knee) and gave him a hug, while tears ran down my cheeks. I couldn’t mutter out my answer because I was choked up, but then Jesse chimed in and said, “so is that a yes?” Of course, it was. I don’t have a ring right now because we’re going to pick something out together. I guess all the choices and price tags were stressing Jesse out, and it had been keeping him from asking me. Finally, he decided to ask without a ring. Luckily, I’m okay with that.
Anyway, moving back to Saturday. It consisted of getting home, unpacking, laundry, cleaning up the house (from our fur-bags, aka cats), warming the house back up (we turned the heat off, so it was super cold) and relaxing. Later in the day, after I showered (I still had sand in my hair and it was damp from my last swim) and took a little nap, I made a big pot of chicken soup — medicine and recovery food. I pulled out some turkey bone broth from the freezer, sautéed some onion, garlic, carrot and celery, added spices, shredded cooked chicken and let it simmer for a bit. If you’re wondering, it was essentially this recipe, minus the spaghetti squash noodles and no turkey, just chicken. It tasted like heaven and was just what my body needed. I’ve also been drinking a lot of tea and some kombucha, and taking my fermented cod liver oil. We went to bed Saturday night at 8:30 and fell right asleep.
By the way, I can’t believe today is Christmas Eve! Christmas really snuck up on me since I went on vacation. I will definitely have some Christmas posts and more posts about Hawaii with pictures. Check back for more and happy holidays!